Mortal Kombat Lore In A Minute
Art by Metaly
Written and Voiced by Dodger
Edited by Schroeder
Once upon a time, the Elder Gods created the six surviving realms.
Should one wish to take over another, the elder gods decreed that the only way was to defeat that realm's greatest warriors in ten consecutive mortal kombat tournaments.
So Shao Khan decides that Earth realm looks fairly delicious and over three separate games, attacks. Game 1, His first attack on earth is met with crippling failure. Game 2, His second attack, dragging earth's warriors to Outworld, is also a failure. Game 3, His third attack consists of rezzing his wifey Sindel on Earth, hoping to cross over for a mixture of murder and sexy times, is yet another failure.
Game 4 happens, let's ignore that.
In Mortal Kombat 5 many people have died and Quan Chi and Shang Tsung form the most irritating of alliances and convince themselves they've killed Shao Kahn.
Game 6, some nonsense with the Dragon King Onaga takes place that few of us remember but as a spoiler, Earth wins.
And now Mortal Kombat 7, the game we've all been waiting for.
The Elder Gods decide "let's bring everyone back to life and have them battle it out in one final glorious battle that will result in the end of the world!"
Nodding to one another about how clever and wise they are, everyone dukes it out in the Edenia Realm.
At the end it's Shao Khan against Raiden. Raiden, knowing he's going to lose, sends visions to his past self from the FIRST game.
Fast forward to Mortal Kombat of 2011 and you're right back where you started.
So when you're hemming and hawing over whether or not you should buy the new game, rest assured you have missed nothing and everything I explained in this video is pointless information.
Source: Lore in a Minute